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Neuroimmune Lab

Our laboratory researches the interplay between sensory and autonomic nervous systems and immune function to determine pulmonary health.

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About Nicholas Jendzjowsky, PhD.

Throughout my academic training, I was fascinated by the interplay between autonomic reflexes and cardiorespiratory function. My scientific curiosity has moved me towards respiratory chemosensitivity and the interplay between inflammation and neuronal function.


My primary research interests lie with the mechanism(s) by which reflex driven autonomic efferent projections regulate immunity. I am interested in the development of neuronal sensing of inflammatory signals and, environmental stimuli which stimulate reflex mediated changes to lung function and immunity. Ultimately, my goal is to understand how these basic neuro-immune controlling mechanisms are regulated across a spectrum of health.

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Who We Are

The neuroimmune lab led by Dr. Nicholas Jendzjowsky focuses on the interplay between sensory and autonomic neurons and the immune system to regulate host defense. Dr. Jendzjowsky started his lab in September 2020 during the Covid pandemic. He obtained his position at The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The Lundquist Institute is the largest independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute in Los Angeles County. It has an international reputation for scientific discovery, the training of physician-scientists, and the provision of community service programs.


It is an affiliate of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and has an annual budget of ~$60 million. More than 1,000 active projects are taking place at the Institute in cardiology, emerging infections, neonatology, cancer, women's health, reproductive health, vaccine research, respiratory physiology, molecular biology, genetics, and genomics. Lundquist also actively promotes the health and well-being of nearby communities by providing more than 60 community service programs that meet various essential social and medical needs. 

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